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KMTT - the Torah Podcast

Jun 2, 2022

The Development of Sefirat HaOmer, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The Mitzva of "Sefirat ha'Omer" does not appear in Tannaitic literature and only seems to emerge at the end of the Amoraic era (4th generation). Indeed, it isn't at all clear why the command to "reckon" 7 weeks to arrive at Shavuot would have to be done...

May 29, 2022

Appreciating the Beauty of Yerushalayim, special shiur, english adaptation of hebrew drasha given on Yom Yerushalayim 5782, by Rav Dovid Gottlieb

May 26, 2022

Al haNissim for Yom Yerushalayim, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom. Text composed together with Dr. Avi Shmidman

Since the miraculous days of June 1967, we have celebrated the reunification of Yerushalayim, the city of our chief joy. Along with reciting Hallel, there have been various liturgical poems (פיוטים) written for...

May 25, 2022

What is So Important about Yerushalayim? by Rav Dovid Gottlieb, shiur given to the weekly women's group in Kehilat Ha'Ela

Appreciating the dual religious purpose of the holy city will also help us appreciate the modern miracle of Yom Yerushalayim.

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May 18, 2022

From Rabbi Akiva's Students to Contemporary Israel, Why Can't We All Just Get Along, shiur given to the weekly women's group in Kehilat Ha'Ela